Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel



LEGAL COUNSEL

PointsBet Canada, a premier global gaming operator, is one of the fastest growing sportsbooks in the United States and prides itself on having the quickest and most user-friendly mobile app (iOS and Android) while also providing the best content and experience for sports bettors.

Recently named the Official Sports Betting Partner of media giant NBC Sports, the No. 1 provider to sports fans in the U.S., we are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join our Canada based team. As Legal Counsel you will report to VP of Legal, Compliance & People and will play an integral role in supporting PointsBet Canada's continued growth and success.


ABOUT POINTSBET CANADA

We provide an opportunity for our people – our most powerful and irreplaceable resources – to work in an environment that is rewarding, fun, challenging, and an instrument for both personal and professional growth. PointsBet is a sports betting operator that sits in the very rare position of owning and controlling its technology end to end. Our proprietary platform and our commitment to an in-house approach powers unrivalled innovation and personalized experiences that our customers cannot get anywhere else.

Our partnerships with leading sports organizations will provide both our customers and team members with unique sporting experience:

  • Exclusive, Sports Betting Partner of the NHL Alumni Association
  • Exclusive, Gaming Partner of Curling Canada
  • Co-exclusive, Sports Betting Partner of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)
  • Authorized Betting Operators of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC
  • Authorized Betting Operator of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Team’s - Ottawa Red Blacks and Toronto Argonauts
  • Authorized Betting Operator of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Authorized Betting Operator of the National Football League (NFL)
  • Authorized Gaming Operator of Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Official Betting Operator of Golf’s PGA Tour

As we continue to take the sports betting world by storm, we will continue to bring our proprietary and best-in-market technology, modernized and premium brand mentality, expert trading practices and proven growth marketing strategies to emerging sports betting markets.

This is how we play sports and there is no greater time than now to join the Canadian PointsBet team!


WHAT YOU WILL OWN

  • Drafting, drafting and drafting! Responsible for drafting and revising a variety of commercial agreements that come down the pipeline, as well as negotiating such agreements
  • Be the final line of review for all commercial agreements, with no oversight required
  • Stay up to date on applicable gaming laws, regulations, policies, case law etc. affecting the business, and reporting same to the VP, Legal, Compliance & People
  • Be aware of other laws affecting the business such as privacy and anti-spam, marketing and advertising
  • Work with our legal and compliance team to respond to inquiries
  • Willingness to be involved in the compliance function when required
  • Create and support continuous improvements of forms, policies, and processes to help streamline, simplify, and automate support
  • Ability to explain complex legal issues in plain English
  • Ability to think ahead and help minimize risks that may arise
  • Other legal/compliance-related research or tasks as assigned


SKILLS WE SEEK

  • JD/LLB
  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Called to the Bar in 2019 or earlier
  • 2-5 years as a practicing lawyer in Canada
  • Large law firm experience preferred
  • Strong ability to draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements
  • Understanding of general corporate law and privacy law
  • Knowledge of major laws and legal issues affecting the gaming industry
  • A background in compliance or a regulated industry
  • Knowledge of privacy law preferred
  • A demonstrated interest in tech, fintech, gaming & gambling, media, or other regulated industry
  • Sound and practical business judgment and ability to handle pressure and manage multiple, high priority, competing projects and deadlines
  • A desire to provide pragmatic advice to the business teams that are moving quickly
  • Comfort serving as a trusted business advisor
  • The ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of people and teams, both internal and external
  • A team player with a sense of self-awareness and a collaborative attitude
  • Strong work ethic. Is accountable, works smart and pushes self and others for results
  • Relates and works cooperatively with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography to achieve shared goals
  • Self-starter with the ability to think and work independently and in a group environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and is effective in a variety of communication settings i.e. one to one, small and large groups, and among diverse styles and position levels
  • Practical and innovative and comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique.
  • Learns quickly. Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends during busy periods of the sports calendar


PointsBet Canada is dedicated to a culture of high performance and ensuring our employees are setup to deliver their best. We offer a fast-paced, dynamic work environment where emphasis is placed on our most important asset: our people. If you are driven and in search of a new opportunity that values people, creativity, opportunity, results, and a commitment to excellence, then this is where you want to be!


PointsBet Canada views responsible gambling not only as an ethical responsibility but as an important part of a sustainable business model. We’re proud to be recognized as a socially responsible operator committed to integrating responsible gambling resources and tools throughout the entire player journey.


PointsBet Canada is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusion and diversity. PointsBet Canada does not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, or require recruitment documents in an alternative format, please contact us at can-hr [at] pointsbet [dot] com.


PointsBet Canada currently requires that all employees have received at least two doses of a government approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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